Can you ride the Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F (2012 onwards) on an A2 motorbike licence. However, you will need to fit a restrictor kit to reduce its power output and make it A2 licence compliant!

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Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F (2012 onwards) motorcycle
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Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F (2012 onwards)

The Kawasaki ER-6f is also known as the 650R or EX-6. It is a brilliant first bike and commuter.

It’s lightweight, reliable and has offers exceptional performance and build quality for the buck. Keep in mind that there are a few versions of the ER-6F, which launched in 2005, 2009 and 2012.

From 2012, the model is more commonly known as the Kawasaki Ninja 650R.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 52 kW (70 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 33% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F on an A2 licence. See the Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Ninja 650R / ER-6F.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerKawasaki
TypeSport
Restriction Required33% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight209 kg
Seat height805 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed130 mph
Engine size649 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity1.9 litres
Power output52 kW
Power output70 bhp
Torque output47 lb-ft
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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